A Day in the Life of Poorvi Nigotiya: Encora Engineering Manager


EncoraJobs | June 01, 2023

Join Poorvi Nigotiya, Encora's Engineering Manager in Ahmedabad, India, on a typical day. Poorvi spends her days balancing work commitments with raising her three-year-old child and managing her household. Her work creates great value for our clients and her team. Read on to find out what it is like to work at Encora! 


24 Hours with an Engineering Manager 

I wake up at 6:30 am to prepare breakfast for the whole family. My child recently started attending kindergarten, so he takes a snack also prepared by me. I take a break to enjoy tea with my family, which is one of the best parts of my day and fills me with positive energy. 

Once my child leaves for kindergarten at 8:30 am, I can focus on my chores until 9:00 or 9:30 am, after which I resume work. My schedule varies depending on the project and clients, but I typically start my day by checking my emails to identify my priority tasks. 

As an engineering manager responsible for two different projects, I set my schedule based on the day's workload and my team's progress. I use the mornings for concentration and research, dealing with technical issues, or tackling team-related matters. I spend at least four hours a day interacting with my team since my work revolves around team efforts. 

I usually finish work around 6 or 6:30 pm, after which I spend quality time with my child, playing together, or visiting a play area. I then log in again at night for pending client meetings. 


A Successful Engineer Harnesses Curiosity  

As an Engineering/Delivery Manager, my work involves owning end-to-end project delivery. I am closely involved in application design and solutioning, as well as mentoring my team in project planning and execution. Additionally, I work to establish engineering best practices at the Business Unit level and collaborate with presales to prepare RFPs. With a strong foundation in Java, my expertise extends beyond the backend realm as an engineering manager. I handle end-to-end solutioning, encompassing frontend, backend, database, and more.

The most critical aspect of my technical role is staying up to date with the latest technological trends to provide the best solutions for our clients. As a service-based company with a broad client domain spectrum, it's essential that we remain agile and adaptable to various technology practices. Each client project presents a unique challenge when it comes to execution, but continuously upskilling myself and accepting new challenges is what makes my work exciting. 

My curiosity also plays a significant role in my work. Whenever I encounter a new technical or non-technical term, I add it to my notes. Whenever I have free time in my work schedule, I select one of these notes and dive deep into the topic, keeping myself updated with the latest industry developments and standards. 


Work-Life Balance with a Three-Year-Old Child 

As a member of a traditional Indian family, my daily routine revolves around my child's needs and my work schedule, while also accommodating my in-laws who live with me. 

For breakfast, I usually make traditional North Indian dishes such as Poha, Upma, Vermicelli, or sandwiches with shakes or coffee. 

Working from home has enabled me to attend meetings while holding my baby, and I find it magical. Sometimes my baby calls out in the middle of my meetings, but my colleagues understand and support me. 

During the Covid-19 pandemic, when daycares were not operational, Encora allowed me to work from home, work half days, and extend my maternity leave for two months, enabling me to continue my career and take care of my child. 

I am grateful for Encora's support in managing my work and family responsibilities. I work from home, allowing me to be with my child and accommodate his needs, such as naptime or feeding, without sacrificing work hours. I work closely with my husband to ensure that we balance our work schedules and take care of our child together. 


The Person behind the Senior Tech Lead 

I am an old-school person who loves to write notes with pen and paper to keep track of my tasks. I am fascinated by technology like AI and enjoy exploring new things in my free time. 

In the book "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead," Sheryl Sandberg mentions that delivering a baby is one of the hardest challenges for a human being. When I read that, I was inspired, and it became something very settled in my mind that I would be up to the task and its emotional ups and downs, and that I would never put my career on hold. 

After I had my child, I felt like I returned to work and made a comeback. My manager and the whole team welcomed me back enthusiastically and made me feel like I was able to show my professional capabilities just as before. 

I can now proudly say that I am growing much better than before, and I feel that there is nothing that can stop me. 


Join Our Global Engineering Team 

We have a wealth of talented engineers, like Poorvi Nigotiya, who contribute to the innovative solutions we provide for our clients. Their vision and dedication are integral to our continued excellence in service and growth as a company. 

At Encora, we trust our Innovation Leaders to be their best selves by promoting a healthy work-life balance to ensure a positive work culture, and we foster excellent career growth opportunities. 

We are continuously searching for talented individuals who are looking for the right place to grow their careers. 

Here are two of our most common job postings: 


Net Full Stack Developer 

  • 5-9 years of experience  
  • Experience in C#, .NET, MS SQL  
  • Experience in any UI tech stack such as Angular  
  • Working experience with OOP, SOA, micro services, and design patterns  
  • Experience building RESTful APIs  
  • Candidate should be well-versed in .Net Core/asp.net core  
  • Good understanding of Object-Oriented Design principles

Java Backend Developer 

  • 4- 10 years of experience  
  • Familiarity with agile/iterative development methodologies (XP, SCRUM, etc.)  
  • Experience with continuous integration tools in 
  • Strong object-oriented design and Java programming skills, including experience with leading open-source frameworks such as Spring, Hibernate, and Junit TestNG, Mockito  
  • Knowledge of HTTP protocol, WebSockets  
  • Strong knowledge of JavaScript and web technologies for the browser (HTML, XML, CSS, jQuery)  
  • Real-world experience building very large-scale, high-availability applications  
  • Experience developing web services using REST approaches 

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